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Mountain Literature Classics: Walking Home by Simon Armitage

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A man walking down the Pennine Way from Kirk Yetholm to Edale. The difference, says Ronald Turnbull, is that he's doing it without money, relying on the kindness of strangers to put a few bob in an old sock. And the other difference? He's our future Poet Laureate.

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I very much enjoyed both this and Walking Away; I particularly enjoyed the flutterings from his heart on cresting the top of the hill (but won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet). 

On a side note I also greatly enjoy Ron Turnbull's books, in a different way of course, but tales of Glyn's homemade fell brogues deserve a wider audience too...

Thanks for the article - typically quirky - I wasn't expecting this one to come up in the series, but am glad it did

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